|Title||Joseph A. Hamilton, gripman on Yesler cable car, Seattle, 1939 |
|Caption||Seattle's Yesler Street cable car line was the first in the Pacific Northwest and only the seventh in the world. It carried passengers and freight along the 2.25 mile track between the downtown area and Leschi Park in sixteen minutes. The Yesler Street line opened in September 1888 and ran until August 1940. By that time, there were over 100, 000 automobiles in Seattle, and few people rode the cable cars. |
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: J.R. [sic] (Joseph A.) Hamilton.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Hamilton, Joseph A. (Seattle - cable car operator).
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): October 28, 1939.
|Subjects||Cable railroads--Washington (State)--Seattle; Railroad employees--Washington (State)--Seattle; Uniforms--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Hamilton, Joseph A. |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI27135 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in.; stained |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |